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UConn wins at Memphis

MEMPHIS — DeAndre Daniels had 23 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, Shabazz Napier added 17 points and Connecticut pulled away from No. 17 Memphis for an 83-73 victory Thursday night.

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The Huskies (14-3, 2-2 American Athletic Conference) outscored Memphis 8-2 in the final minute to secure their third straight win. Napier had seven points in the final five minutes after the score was tied at 62.

"This was the first one we needed to get," UConn coach Kevin Ollie said. "We got our first road kill in the American Conference."

Daniels was 9-of-15 from the field and UConn shot 57 percent, including 61 percent after halftime. Lasan Kromah finished with 13 points, shooting 5-for-5.

Michael Dixon led Memphis (12-4, 3-2) with 16 points.

No. 1 Arizona 91, Ariz. St. 68: Nick Johnson scored 17, Aaron Gordon added 16 and the host Wildcats (18-0, 5-0 Pac-12) extended the best start in school history. The Sun Devils, missing second-leading scorer Jermaine Marshall, had trouble with Arizona's size, shooting 34 percent.

Minn. 63, no. 11 ohio st. 53: Elliot Eliason had 12 points and 13 rebounds and the host Golden Gophers pulled away from a halftime tie to defeat the Buckeyes (15-3, 2-3 Big Ten). LaQuinton Ross scored 22 for Ohio State, which has lost three straight.

No. 18 L'ville 91, Houston 52: Wayne Blackshear scored a career-high 23 in his first game this season as a reserve for the host Cardinals (15-3, 4-1 American Athletic Conference). Recent foul troubles led coach Rick Pitino to bring Blackshear off the bench, and the junior forward made 5-of-6 3-pointers and 8-of-10 overall. "Coming off the bench just gives me an opportunity to check out the game," said Blackshear, who scored more than in his previous three games combined (18). "I think I looked at where I could pick my spots and it helped me out." Louisville hit 15-of-28 3-pointers, its most since 17 against Morgan State on Dec. 27, 2010. The Cougars suffered their most lopsided loss since 110-63 at No. 12 Washington on Dec. 24, 2004.

No. 25 UCLA 69, No. 21 Colo. 56: Norman Powell matched his season high with 19 points and the Bruins (14-3, 3-1 Pac-12) handed the Buffaloes (14-4, 3-2) their first home loss.

Stetson 64, E. Tennessee 58: Willie Green scored 15 for the host Hatters (3-14, 1-4 Atlantic Sun). Brian Pegg of Clearwater added 11 for Stetson.

Old Dominion 52, FIU 36: The visiting Monarchs held Florida International (9-9, 1-2 Conference USA) to 14 first-half points.

Fau 78, East Carolina 67: Jackson Trapp scored 23 for host Florida Atlantic (6-11, 2-1 Conference USA).

North carolina: The university stopped the research of a reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of football and basketball players at the school until she receives approval from a review board. The school said it notified Mary Willingham that she can't continue to use data with information that could identify the subjects until she applies to a review board that governs human research.

South Carolina: Leading scorer Tyrone Johnson is out indefinitely with a right foot fracture. The point guard stepped on an official's foot during Wednesday's game.

Women

No. 2 N. Dame 109, Pitt 66: Kayla McBride and Jewell Loyd scored 20 apiece for the visiting Fighting Irish (16-0, 4-0 ACC).

No. 3 Duke 90, Virginia 55: Tricia Liston scored 21 and tied her career high with 12 rebounds as the host Blue Devils (17-1, 4-0 ACC) beat the Cavaliers for the 21st straight time.

No. 6 MD. 77, Syracuse 62: Alyssa Thomas had 19 points and 11 rebounds for her 14th double double of the season as the host Terrapins (15-1, 3-0 ACC) won their 13th straight.

No. 25 Texas A&M 67, No. 8 South Carolina 65, OT: Karla Gilbert scored the Aggies' first two baskets of overtime, and Jordan Jones followed with a steal and layup. Texas A&M (14-4, 4-0 SEC) had a big lead early on, but Tiffany Mitchell banked in a 3 in the final seconds of regulation to tie it for the Gamecocks 16-2, 4-1).

No. 9 UNC 78, Clemson 55: Diamond DeShields scored 24 and the host Tar Heels (15-3, 3-1 ACC) took control with a 25-4 first-half run to beat the Tigers for the 20th time in the past 21 games.

No. 12 Tenn. 67, Miss. St. 63: Ariel Massengale and Bashaara Graves both scored 13 as the visiting Vols (14-3, 3-2 SEC) improved to 35-0 in the series.

No. 14 LSU 87, Missouri 68: Jeanne Kennedy scored 30 for the visiting Tigers (14-3, 3-1 SEC).

No. 16 Penn St. 66, Ohio St. 42: Maggie Lucas scored 18 and Ariel Edwards had 13 for the host Nittany Lions (12-4, 3-1 Big Ten).

No. 18 Neb. 88, Minn. 85, OT: Rachel Theriot scored a career-high 33 and had nine assists for the host Cornhuskers (13-3, 3-1 Big Ten).

No. 20 N.C. St. 80, No. 17 FSU 57: Markeisha Gatling was 8-for-8 for 20 points and the Wolfpack (16-2, 3-1 ACC) took the lead for good early. Natasha Howard had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Ivey Slaughter added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Seminoles (14-3, 2-2).

No. 24 Vandy 80, Ole Miss 74: Christina Foggie scored 28 for the visiting Commodores (15-3, 4-1 SEC).

UConn wins at Memphis 01/16/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 17, 2014 12:08am]

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